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Mr Andreas Demetriades

Mr Andreas Demetriades

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
MB.BChir.(Cambridge), MPhil (Cambridge), FRCS(Neurosurgery), Diplomate of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies

Practising at

Spire Edinburgh Hospitals Murrayfield and Shawfair Park

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Treatment information

Some of the principal treatments carried out by Mr Andreas Demetriades at Spire include:

Neurosurgery

Other treatments

  • Spinal surgery
  • Degenerative spine
  • Neck pain
  • Back pain
  • Lumbar spine disorders; cervical spine disorders; thoracic spine disorders
  • Brain tumours
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Pain management
  • Vascular and/or skull base disorders

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Professional profile

Availability - Murrayfield: Saturday 8.30am-1pm, other times by arrangement.

As a neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon I deal with adult and paediatric patients with brain and spine problems. These include brain tumours, haemorrhage, hydrocephalus, Chiari malformations and facial pain (trigeminal neuralgia).

A special interest of mine is the spine, having received further specialised training in both simple and complex spinal procedures as well as minimally invasive spine surgery. My aim is to treat these conditions non-operatively as far as possible, but when necessary to provide the latest and most advanced surgical expertise. To this effect I have supplemented my training with post-specialisation fellowships in both neurosurgical and orthopaedic centres, both in the UK and abroad, thus obtaining a unique perspective on treatment options and techniques.

Another particular interest of my routine practice is Trigeminal Neuralgia (facial pain), and I have set up and have been running a Trigeminal Neuralgia Clinic as part of my NHS practice. Both non-surgical or minimally invasive procedures can provide excellent pain relief, and this is tailored to the individual patient.

Furthermore, I also deal with patients with carpal tunnel syndrome, ulnar nerve compression, and other peripheral nerve disorders.


Clinical Interests

Neurosurgery
Back pain
Brain tumors
Degenerative spine
Hydrocephalus
Lumbar spine disorders
Neck pain
Pain management
Spinal surgery
Vascular and/or skull base disorders

All aspects of spinal pathology, including degenerative disease; tumour; infection; rheumatoid arthritis or other inflammatory disease; deformity; trauma. Facial pain especially Trigeminal Neuralgia. Brain tumours: image guided surgery; fluorescence guided surgery; awake surgery. General neurosurgery, incl hydrocephalus and other csf disorders; Chiari malformation; haemorrhage and other vascular. Adult and paediatric (all ages).

Private contact details

Telephone 0131 316 2530
Email andreas.demetriades@gmail.com
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Qualification and professional memberships

Professional memberships

Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh
British Association of Spinal Surgeons
Society of British Neurological Surgeons
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies
North American Spine Society
British Medical Association
Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow)
Scottish Society for the History of Medicine

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Current NHS posts

Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon
Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh

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Personal Profile

After graduating from Cambridge, I completed my Basic Surgical Training at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London. After obtaining Membership of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons of England and Edinburgh, I entered the Higher Surgical Training programme on the prestigious South London circuit and trained as a Senior Registrar at King’s College Hospital, St George’s Hospital, and Brighton/Sussex University Hospitals. I then completed fellowships in skull base surgery in Tokyo; Neurosurgical Spine in Munich; & Orthopaedic Spine in Oxford. I am currently a Consultant Neurosurgeon at the Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; and the Chairman of the Young Neurosurgeons Committee, and the Individual Membership Committee, of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies.

Outside work, I teach and examines for the Diploma in the History of Medicine of the Society of Apothecaries, and enjoy a wide range sports and outdoor activities.

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